Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vando has had a bath and soon we will go to Chino Valley for the first in a series of evaluations to determine if he is suitable for Therapy Dogs, Inc. to register.  If he passes, we will be on our way to provide comfort and assistance to a wide variety of people in times when the presence of a loving dog can be helpful.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today, Vando passed his Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test.  One of the steps on his path to be certified as a therapy assist dog.  He had to demonstrate basic skills of accepting noise, congestion and being left with another handler.  Here he is being tested for reaction to a person with a noisy cane and limping.  Good dog Vando!

So his official name will now be CryOut VID Orvando at Shivaree CGC
Vando is being evaluated for suitability for EMM K9.  He is checking out the ropes with his friend Suzie who is a Service Dog.  Once he passes his tests and is certified, he will join the team to provide comfort in times of crisis, trauma, and other psychological assistance.  We are looking forward to this type of work.

Here is a link to the website about Extra Mile Ministries and the K9 Crisis and Disaster Response Team:  Extra Mile Ministries